Satellite Internet has welcomed the decision by Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) to revise its connectivity program – now retitled the Better Broadband scheme – meaning that all properties with inadequate internet speeds can be set up for connection to its services at a heavily subsidised rate.
The BDUK Better Broadband subsidy scheme is now available to any residential or commercial property with current broadband speeds of less than 2Mbps across the entire UK, with the exception of Wales and Devon & Somerset, which are covered by their own regional schemes.
Qualifying residential properties can now receive full connection to Satellite Internet’s services for a vastly reduced cost of £70, including all necessary equipment, professional installation and account activation. The ISP is also including a wireless router free with every order. Business properties will also be eligible for the substantially reduced set-up costs, after having an additional chargeable site survey.
Satellite Internet’s Business Development Director David Hennell said: “The decision by BDUK really is a game changer and offers a superb opportunity to broadband-starved residents and businesses to get connected to services that will improve their day-to-day lives. In covering the whole of the UK, the scheme really does provide the best assistance to disadvantaged premises.
“We are delighted that within the revised Better Broadband scheme, subsidies are now being passed directly to those who actually deliver the service and can only applaud BDUK for its proactive thinking and common sense approach, which delivers the best value for money for the taxpayer’s pound alongside hugely increased benefits for eligible premises,” continued Hennell. “We at Satellite Internet can now deliver qualifying applicants a radically improved offering for a very small fixed set-up cost, no matter how complicated the required installation may be. As a result, we’re already seeing a fast-growing level of both enquiries and orders under the BDUK revised scheme. This simplicity and clarity can only be a good thing going forward, meaning as many people as possible can benefit from greatly improved internet speeds over the coming months and years.”